Definition of Dragnet

1. Noun. A system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals). "Caught in the police dragnet"

Generic synonyms: Scheme, System



2. Noun. A conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths.
Exact synonyms: Trawl, Trawl Net
Generic synonyms: Fishing Net, Fishnet
Derivative terms: Trawl

Definition of Dragnet

1. n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.

Definition of Dragnet

1. Noun. A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water. ¹

2. Noun. Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dragnet

1. a net for trawling [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dragnet

1. A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing. Origin: Cf. AS. Draegnet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dragnet

draggle-tails
draggled
draggles
draggling
draggy
dragking
dragkings
draglift
draglifts
dragline
draglines
draglink
draglinks
dragman
dragmen
dragnet (current term)
dragnets
dragoman
dragomans
dragomen
dragon
dragon's blood
dragon's eye
dragon's head
dragon's mouth
dragon's tail
dragon arum
dragon beam
dragon beams
dragon boat

Literary usage of Dragnet

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1. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"... dragnet, Electro, Yoked-Horseshoe?) ro or 12 parts of water. A few drops of mercury are then rubbed over its surface, thus coating it with a bright ..."

2. Jehovah Himself Has Become Kingby Robert King by Robert King (2005)
"What does the dragnet symbolize? According to the June 15th, 1992, Watchtower, ... Hence, we read: "So the dragnet represents an earthly instrument that ..."

3. The Restored New Testament: The Hellenic Fragments, Freed from the Pseudo by James Morgan Pryse (1914)
"The Allegory of the dragnet [Matt. xiii. 47, 48, 52] "The reminiscence of the realm of the starry spaces is like a dragnet which was cast into the sea and ..."

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